Monday, March 20, 2017

IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL LIFE

by Marcie Bridges
@Marcie_Bridges

O Come, let us worship and bow down; 
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker! 
Psalm 95:6


2 years old
Lord, how can I thank You for these many years of life on this earth? 

I look at my life and I am filled with awe and wonder at the ways You have kept me from destruction. When I went astray, You brought me back into Your fold. You never left me, never forsook me, never abandoned me.

And here I am, this week another birthday to celebrate. People ask me why I dare to tell my age. And I wonder why they won’t be honest about theirs.

Each day You breathe new life and new breath into my lungs. Each day is a day to give back to You as You have given to me. Each day is another day to show Your love, grace, and mercy to someone else—to share with them who You are and what You have done for me. Why would I be ashamed of how many years You have given to me?
13 years old

I remember my lunch with a friend quite a few years ago. We were talking about birthdays and I have never forgotten what she told me about how she felt turning 30 years old. She said, “I was in awe of the last 10 years God had given me. How He brought me through them. I can’t wait to see what He’ll do for me these next 10 years.”

Isn’t that wonderful? What a blessed reminder that each new decade is a chance to look at how He has blessed us and to look forward to the coming blessings. 
18 years old
 You formed me when I was yet in thought
You gave me breathe when I was a whisper
You provided love and grace so tender
You have been faithful through every year
every joy, every trial, every tear.
You redeemed my young heart and soul
You live—making every day worth far more than gold
You bring to remembrance how You brought me to this day
so that I will always follow you in my old age.
You are my hiding place. You are my joy.
For these many years on earth, thank You, my Savior, my LORD.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©3/17/16
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My mommy
My husband and I last Christmas
 
My daughter's graduation...a rare picture of us 4
My graduation! With Karen! Mentor & Friend
Me and Mary - Such a special friendship
The 3 Muskateers...Nan, Norma, Me...Best Friends
Nan and I...words can't express the meaning of this friendship

Thank You Lord for the past 44 years. Thank You for my loving family and friends. I look forward to seeing what You have in store for the next years of my life. You have been good. You have been faithful.

Yes and Amen.

From My Heart to Yours (Lord),
Marcie 


5 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Marcie! Yes, it is good to be grateful for all the years and the blessings God has given us. I know I'm thankful for the 62 years the Lord has given me so far. Loving life!

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    1. Thank you so much Martha! (You don't look 62. I thought you were in your 40's at least.) Blessings, Marcie

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  2. Happy birthday, dear Marcie! Beautiful post about a lovely lady in the Lord.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    1. Thank you sweet friend. I think about you every day and pray for you. :-)

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  3. You are so precious. You made me cry thankful tears for I' too, cherish our friendship. I love you.

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